Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy are both coming to Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker ... if the show's mostly ineffectual host, Patti Stanger, has her way.
Stanger, the Millionaire Matchmaker herself, is a believer in second chances at love. One would think, since actual matches on her show are rare.
What she's an even bigger believer in is ratings, and as a result, she's looking to sign up the divorced duo for her upcoming celebrity-only season!
According to a source close to both stars, Frankel's beau has reason to worry:
“Patti is a big fan of Bethenny’s and even though Bethenny currently has a boyfriend, Patti thinks she could tremendously benefit from coming on the show."
“Patti would find the most eligible bachelors, and carefully screen each one.”
She isn't out to rub this in Jason's face, though. She wants him on, too!
“Her skills could also be used for Bethenny’s estranged husband, Jason, too! He would be a great guy to try and match up with a single, successful woman."
"Jason seems to be a great dad, very involved.”
Bethenny and Jason had an ugly divorce and even uglier custody battle if you recall, so the idea of a reunion on Bravo might be met with skepticism.
The plan is not for them to appear together, the source says, although he admits that anything is possible. “That could be very interesting television!”
Patti must be one to watch The Real Housewives of New York City online, because she is flat out raiding her fellow Bravo program's talent pool.
Sonja Morgan already filmed an episode for the new season, and rumors of a newly single Ramona Singer on Millionaire Matchmaker are also swirling.
Though Singer hasn’t signed on yet, Morgan “is advising Ramona to do it because it was so fun ... It would be a great confidence booster for Ramona."
Whatever Singer, Frankel and Hoppy decide, the upcoming Millionaire Matchmaker Season “will be the best yet, as it will involve celebrities!” the source explains.
“The celebrities will be set-up with regular people, so it will be interesting to see how those interactions go! Everyone is hopeful Ramona will do it.”